Sinopsis

Kotaku's Kirk Hamilton, Jason Schreier, and Maddy Myers talk about all things gaming... and maybe more.

Episodios

  • Talking Bout My (Console) Generations

    Talking Bout My (Console) Generations

    06/11/2020 Duración: 40min

    As we get closer to the launch of the new Xbox and PlayStation consoles, this week’s Splitscreen dives into the topic of generations. Listen as we each explain our favorite console generation. We’ll ask our resident console expert Mike Fahey all our burning questions about the new Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5. Finally, we’ll get into a lively discussion about what to expect for the next generation of consoles, or if they’ll be consoles in the future at all.

  • Of Course Cloud Would Be First To Die In A Horror Movie

    Of Course Cloud Would Be First To Die In A Horror Movie

    30/10/2020 Duración: 46min

    This week, Splitscreen gets spooky discussing our fears, phobias, and things that are just plain creepy. We wonder: what happens when you lock Sam Fisher, Crash Bandicoot, Gordon Freeman, Zelda, and more in a cabin in the woods? And finally, we talk about what makes a video game Halloween event truly special in this All Hallow’s Eve edition of Splitscreen.

  • Along Came A Slider: Character Creators And Why They Matter

    Along Came A Slider: Character Creators And Why They Matter

    23/10/2020 Duración: 47min

    We're getting into the weeds of character creators this week. Fahey leads us in a bulleted conversation about the most and least important feature choices, Ash asks the team about the character creations we're most proud of, and lastly Nathan gets into the latest character creator drama in the headlines.

  • Splitscreen Goes to Hell

    Splitscreen Goes to Hell

    16/10/2020 Duración: 45min

    Got any SPF 10,000 sunscreen? Because this week Ash, Nathan, and Fahey are going straight to Hell. That’s right, Splitscreen descends into the depths of hell with discussions on our own personal video game hells, updates on the latest in hell news, and Nathan explains the Satanic Panic of games like Doom and Mortal Kombat like we're five-years-old.

  • Reboots, Remakes, and Remasters! Oh my!

    Reboots, Remakes, and Remasters! Oh my!

    09/10/2020 Duración: 41min

    For our first episode of the new and rebooted Splitscreen we’re discussing...wait for it...reboots! Join us as we chat about the difference between a reboot and a remaster, argue about which of our favorite reboots is the best, and Nathan holds us all hostage as he obsesses over the 2012 remake of the Atari hit SpyHunter.

  • Were Rebooting Splitscreen! (Please be gentle)

    We're Rebooting Splitscreen! (Please be gentle)

    08/10/2020 Duración: 04min

    We're bringing Splitscreen back in a whole new way! Yes, we have Maddy, Kirk, and Jason's blessing to do so, and we're hoping you too will give us a chance. We're going to be diving into all aspects of video games, arguing over them, and getting into the nitty gritty with a whole new feel. Welcome to the new Splitscreen!

  • Lets Just Do This Sidequest First (RECAST)

    Let's Just Do This Sidequest First (RECAST)

    01/10/2020 Duración: 01h20min

    Kirk and Maddy start by congratulating Jason on his new fatherhood, then get straight to the heart of the matter: video games. Maddy's still playing Fire Emblem and also tried two cool tabletop games, Sheriff of Nottingham and Escape from Aliens in Outer Space. Kirk's tabletop group is still playing Betrayal Legacy; Kirk also played the new Hitman level and... drumroll... Destiny 2: Shadowkeep. After a break (28:32), we bring on Kotaku's editor-in-chief Stephen Totilo to talk about Ghost Recon: Breakpoint and also attempt to define a sidequest (and shout out some of our favorite ones). We then close out with off-topic talk (1:08:15) about Elementary, Star Trek: The Next Generation and Can You Ever Forgive Me?Music pick of the week: "Oh My," Natalie Prass

  • Animal Crossing (And Other Things Keeping Us Sane) (RECAST)

    Animal Crossing (And Other Things Keeping Us Sane) (RECAST)

    24/09/2020 Duración: 01h29min

    Episode 223: Kirk, Jason, and Maddy talk about Persona 5 and Animal Crossing, the cures for everyone's woes, then share some stories from listeners (43:19) about how they're coping with corona. Then they talk about a certain show that Jason's finally watching... (1:09:17)Music pick: “Tropicalia” by Beck from Mutations, 1998Maddy's stream this weekend: https://www.twitch.tv/gamers4bernie

  • They Cancelled E3 (RECAST)

    They Cancelled E3 (RECAST)

    17/09/2020 Duración: 01h22min

    Episode 221: Jason, Maddy, and Kirk talk about their adventures in Nioh 2, Black Mesa, and Persona 5 before taking a deep dive into the cancellation of E3 2020 (43:44), an unprecedented move that comes in the wake of the global coronavirus pandemic. What will this mean for the video game industry? Then they get into off-topic (1:05:15) on I Think You Should Leave, Castlevania, and one fantastic episode of Reply All.Music pick of the week: “Blues Stride” by McCoy Tyner from Infinity, 1995Animal Crossing (And Other Things Keeping Us Sane)Episode 223: Kirk, Jason, and Maddy talk about Persona 5 and Animal Crossing, the cures for everyone's woes, then share some stories from listeners (43:19) about how they're coping with corona. Then they talk about a certain show that Jason's finally watching... (1:09:17)Music pick: “Tropicalia” by Beck from Mutations, 1998Maddy's stream this weekend: https://www.twitch.tv/gamers4bernie

  • Keep Your Teraflops Quarantined (RECAST)

    Keep Your Teraflops Quarantined (RECAST)

    10/09/2020 Duración: 01h18min

    Episode 222: As the coronavirus pandemic upends all of our lives, let Kotaku Splitscreen distract you for a little while with talk of delightful video games. First up, Jason, Kirk, and Maddy talk about Kentucky Route Zero, Persona 5 Royal, and Ori and the Will of the Wisps, then dive into the recent PS5 spec reveal (32:44) and talk about how they're coping with self-isolation. Then it's time for off-topic chat (1:07:25) on The Wire, McMillions, and The Wrecking Crew.Music pick of the week: “Cabin Essence” by Brian Wilson from Smile, 2004

  • The Final Fantasy VII Remake Demo (RECAST)

    The Final Fantasy VII Remake Demo (RECAST)

    03/09/2020 Duración: 01h43min

    Episode 220: Kirk, Jason, and Maddy talk about Kentucky Route Zero, Baldur's Gate 3, and a bit more Kirby before jumping into a few different topics (24:24) including their gamer personalities, a frustrating VentureBeat article about Quantic Dream, and the much-hyped Final Fantasy VII remake demo, which they have LOTS of thoughts about. Finally, off-topic discussion (1:28:38) on Curb Your Enthusiasm and Bojack Horseman.Music pick of the week: “Get By’ By Talib Kweli from Quality, 2002Links: Quantic Foundry surveys, Jason's thoughts on Final Fantasy VII Remake, CanardPC on QuanticDream, Kirk and Leigh Alexander on Final Fantasy VII

  • Coronavirus And Video Games (RECAST)

    Coronavirus And Video Games (RECAST)

    27/08/2020 Duración: 01h19min

    Episode 219: Jason, Kirk, and Maddy talk about Dragon's Dogma, Death Stranding, and Divinity: Original Sin 2 for a while before diving into the game that everyone's playing -- Kirby: Planet Robobot (33:27). Then they talk about how the coronavirus pandemic may impact the video game industry this year in some big ways and discuss whether Trials of Osiris will bring Kirk and Jason back to Destiny 2. Finally, some off-topic chat on Uncut Gems, RoboCop, and Better Call Saul.Music pick of the week: “By Fire” by Hiatus Kaiyote from Choose Your Weapon, 2015Links: "The Universe Has Been Outsourced" - Michael ThomsenApple Music playlist: https://music.apple.com/us/playlist/kirks-strong-songs/pl.u-V9D7mXEHJ7o0aSpotify playlist: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/1zRtCq81Z6kXKmGCK0Xm7u?si=2qwuFExCTfCkRFY9d3hUhA

  • The P.T. Ghost Was Behind Us All Along (RECAST)

    The P.T. Ghost Was Behind Us All Along (RECAST)

    20/08/2020 Duración: 01h09min

    Episode 196: The Splitscreen krew talks Gears 5, Link's Awakening, and Telling Lies, then moves into news of the week (33:53) on P.T. discoveries, Destiny's five-year anniversary, and esports in the Olympics. Then they get into off-topic (48:58) chat on Derren Brown's 'Secret,' Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance, and Succession, before bringing back "Jason's NFL story of the week" to introduce the legend of Gardner MinshewMusic pick of the week: “7” by Prince and the New Power Generation from The Love Symbol AlbumShow notes: Joshua Rivera on five years of Destiny, Kirk Hamilton on three years of Destiny, Kathryn VanArendonk - Is Succession a Comedy?

  • MORE Of The Hardest Things Youve Ever Done In A Game (RECAST)

    MORE Of The Hardest Things You've Ever Done In A Game (RECAST)

    13/08/2020 Duración: 01h20min

    Episode 215: Kirk and Maddy talk about games they're playing, with Kirk still restricting himself to beating A Plague Tale: Innocence before he can start playing The Evil Within 2. Maddy is playing too many games and has decided to start another one, which is Kentucky Route Zero. After a break (22:54), they bring on Kotaku staff writer Ethan Gach for a Destiny 2 update and more emails from listeners about hard-won gaming accomplishments. Then we get into off-topic talk (1:05:16) about The Witcher, Lost In Space, Joker, and Uncut Gems.Music pick of the week: Timnit Welday, “Weni” - New Ethiopian Tigrigna (tee-greena) music (via YouTube)Links:Henry Cavill breaks down The Witcher fightMusic Picks Playlists - Apple Music, Spotify

  • The Hardest Things Weve Ever Done In A Game (RECAST)

    The Hardest Things We've Ever Done In A Game (RECAST)

    05/08/2020 Duración: 01h31min

    The Hardest Things We've Ever Done In A GameEpisode 213: Jason, Kirk, and Maddy talk about Disco Elysium, Hollow Knight, and Monster Hunter: Iceborne before checking in on some quick news (29:00): Sony's skipping E3 and Final Fantasy VII and Avengers are both delayed. Then they open up the listener mailbag for some questions about the hardest things they've ever done in a video game, whether Microsoft will ever turn Xbox into a living room PC, and the games they might hypothetically speedrun. They close things off with some off-topic talk (1:07:00) on James Cameron, Parasite, and the glorious return of Jason's NFL Playoff stories.Music pick of the week: “The Other Side” by Moonchild from their 2019 album Little GhostLinks:Heather Alexandra on speedrunning.Luke Palmer on Snowpiercer and Willy WonkaMusic Picks Playlists - Apple Music, Spotify

  • The New TV Show About Video Games Is Actually Pretty Good (RECAST)

    The New TV Show About Video Games Is Actually Pretty Good (RECAST)

    30/07/2020 Duración: 01h38min

    Episode 218: Jason returns to complete the trifecta and take his rightful place as Splitscreen's Triforce of Power... or is it Triforce of Courage? He, Kirk, and Maddy talk about some video games they're playing, including Dragon's Dogma, Death Stranding, and Enter the Gungeon. Then they dive into a Disco Elysium spoilercast (38:31) to talk about the game's guiding ethos, its ending decisions, and what it all means. Finally, it's off-topic talk (1:16:53) about Mythic Quest, the new Apple TV show about video game development, is actually pretty damn good!!!Music pick of the week: D’angelo and the Vanguard - “Ain’t That Easy” from Black Messiah, 2014Links: Apple Music - https://music.apple.com/us/playlist/kirks-strong-songs/pl.u-V9D7mXEHJ7o0aSpotify: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/1zRtCq81Z6kXKmGCK0Xm7u?si=2qwuFExCTfCkRFY9d3hUhACameron Kunzelman on the end of Disco Elysium: https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/v7445x/the-mysterious-magical-end-of-disco-elysium-was-one-of-the-years

  • Have We Been Sleeping On Dragons Dogma? (RECAST)

    Have We Been Sleeping On Dragon's Dogma? (RECAST)

    23/07/2020 Duración: 01h26min

    Episode 216: Maddy and Kirk talk about games they're playing, with Maddy having beaten Disco Elysium and returning to Death Stranding, and Kirk having beaten A Plague Tale: Innocence and finally able to start The Evil Within 2. After a break (35:53), we bring on Kotaku video producer Paul Tamayo to talk about his coverage of Journey To The Savage Planet. Then, he tries to sell us on playing Dragon's Dogma (and he's pretty convincing). We close with off-topic discussion (59:51) about The Wire, Dunkirk, Cheer and The Good Place.Music pick of the week: “La Villa Strangiato” by Rush from Hemispheres, 1978Links:Paul Tamayo's Journey To The Savage Planet videoThe Optional podcast (Paul's show)Music Picks Playlists - Apple Music, Spotify

  • Twitch, Mixer, and the Future of Game Streaming (RECAST)

    Twitch, Mixer, and the Future of Game Streaming (RECAST)

    16/07/2020 Duración: 01h13min

    Episode 217: Kirk and Maddy start by discussing the upcoming "reinvention" of Anthem, then talk about what we're playing, with Kirk having beaten The Evil Within 2 and Maddy playing Death Stranding and Super Metroid. Next we bring on Kotaku senior reporter Nathan Grayson (20:41) to talk about the new Metro Exodus DLC, as well as his recent reporting on Twitch and Mixer and the lucrative deals that streamers have been cutting with platforms. We close with off-topic talk (53:46) about John Wick, Birds of Prey, and Sex Education.Music pick of the week: “Incwadi Encane” by Simmi from her 2018 album Tugela FairyLinks:BioWare Plans A 'Substantial Reinvention' Of AnthemTop Streamers Are Leaving Twitch Amidst Big Money And Shady DealsWhy Twitch Fans Donate Money To Wealthy StreamersMusic Picks Playlists - Apple Music, Spotify

  • The Hardest Things YOUVE Ever Done In A Game (RECAST)

    The Hardest Things YOU'VE Ever Done In A Game (RECAST)

    09/07/2020 Duración: 01h23min

    Episode 214: Maddy and Kirk talk about games they're playing (without Jason), with Maddy starting up Pokemon: Shield and Kirk having finally beaten Disco Elysium, as well as continuing with The Witcher 3 and Plague Tale: Innocence. After that (36:52), we read listeners' stories about the hardest challenges they've ever bested in video games. We don't get through all of them, so we're going to keep that up in future episodes. We close out the show with off-topic discussion (1:06:06) about You Must Remember This, Avatar, and Uncut Gems.Music pick of the week: “Migrations” by Chris Potter feat John Scofield from his 2002 album Traveling MerciesLinks:"Game Delays Cause More Crunch" by Jason SchreierThe Witcher anime filmMusic Picks Playlists - Apple Music, Spotify

  • The Hardest Things Weve Ever Done In A Game (RECAST)

    The Hardest Things We've Ever Done In A Game (RECAST)

    02/07/2020 Duración: 01h31min

    Episode 213: Jason, Kirk, and Maddy talk about Disco Elysium, Hollow Knight, and Monster Hunter: Iceborne before checking in on some quick news (29:00): Sony's skipping E3 and Final Fantasy VII and Avengers are both delayed. Then they open up the listener mailbag for some questions about the hardest things they've ever done in a video game, whether Microsoft will ever turn Xbox into a living room PC, and the games they might hypothetically speedrun. They close things off with some off-topic talk (1:07:00) on James Cameron, Parasite, and the glorious return of Jason's NFL Playoff stories.Music pick of the week: “The Other Side” by Moonchild from their 2019 album Little GhostLinks:Heather Alexandra on speedrunning.Luke Palmer on Snowpiercer and Willy WonkaMusic Picks Playlists - Apple Music, Spotify

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